Today, we will be informing the people of another candidate for the upcoming governorship election in the state.
Meet, Chief Dr Obinna Chukwudum Uzoh, a native of Umunnamehi in Ihiala, was born on March 17, 1963. Obinna as a young child had his primary school in Ihiala and his Secondary school in Abbot Boys Secondary School also in Ihiala, where he obtained his Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE). He briefly taught at the Girls Secondary School Ihiala before moving into private business of selling machine tools in Lagos, Nigeria.
While he was in the business, he was wise enough to enrol himself into the University and he started with the University of Lagos where he earned B.Sc in Business Administration and M.Sc in Marketing, he also studied Law from the same University, went for Law School and was called to Bar. He later earned a PhD in Economics from the Lagos State University (LASU).
The simple trading business he started in 1987 has grown into a congromerate of businesses in the name of Gocuz group which has its subsidiaries to include Gocuz Engineering, Gocuz Construction, Gocuz Chambers, Gocuz Oil Services, Gocuz Farm and Gocuz Finance and Securities.
Dr Obinna Uzoh is a well known philanthropist in the state, he has empowered and employed many people of Anambra, he is also known to be a big financer of Church activities in the state. He founded Obinna Uzoh Foundation, an organization he uses to award scholarship to thousands of Anambra students in Primary, Secondary and the University. Through his foundation, he single-handedly built and donated a Catholic Church to his Community, he also built and donated a three-storey building for Law faculty of Madonna University, Okija.
Due to his philanthropic and simple lifestyle, he has received many awards and recognitions. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors (FIIA), he has also received ECOWAS International Award, the Anambra State Chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalism also awarded him Excellent Performance Award in Commerce, Social and Human Capacity Development in Nigeria. He is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees, Caritas University, Enugu and the Deputy Chairman, Board of Trustees, Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State.
Obinna Uzoh firstly contested for the 2003 governorship election under the National Democratic Party (NDP), this was when he gained the publicity in the State and he also vied for the 2013 governorship seat under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but lost the primary ticket to Tony Nwoye, who became the PDP gubernatorial flagbearer in that 2013 governorship election.
Dr Obinna Chukwudum Uzoh has joined the All Progressive Congress (APC) and has declared interest of running for the APC gubernatorial ticket, believing that if he gets the APC ticket, with his well known philanthropic nature and church philanthropic engagements, he can oust the incumbent governor who is also a candidate seeking for re-election.
(c) January, 2017